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Joe Biden tours El Paso for first border visit of his presidency

He was greeted by Gov. Greg Abbott upon arrival at the El Paso airport. Abbott has been a chief critic of Biden’s immigration policies and has frequently called on him to visit the border over the past year.

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott upon his arrival in El Paso on Jan. 8, 2023. This is Biden's first visit as president to the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Joe Biden walks along a portion of a border fence in El Paso during his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on Jan. 8, 2023.
El Paso Police Department officers detain a migrant man outside Sacred Heart Church in El Paso on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.
Migrants crowd the sidewalks outside Sacred Heart Church in El Paso on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.
Migrants stand in line to enter the makeshift shelter inside the gym of Sacred Heart Church in El Paso on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.

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